Midem, where ideas grow

Midem develops an exclusive conference programme led by the most respected decision makers
from all around the world to help participants to gain insightful business tips, case studies, and technical solutions.

  • Focus on

    Global Independent Voices at Midem


    The independent sector, synonymous with innovation, adaptability and artistic freedom, continues to thrive in today’s globalised music economy.
    Recent figures show that the long tail is no longer vanishingly thin, but is beginning to fatten up as discovery drives consumption.

    Global Independent Voices at Midem, in association with IMPALA, WIN and Merlin, brings a range of top class speakers to discuss this context as well as other opportunities, and to give you a fresh perspective on the state of the independent nation.


    GHAZI SHAMI, FOUNDER OF EMPIRE
  • Conference's Highlights

  • Get inspired by our selection of influential speakers

  • Influential women speak at Midem

    As part of the Midem Conference Programme, Midem is proud to give the floor to the most influential women of the music community, whether they are artists, music and tech executives or working for world-renowned media and brands.

    Among which: Yemi Alade, Artist (Nigeria), Marcie Allen, President, MAC Presents (USA), Sandra Jimenez, Head of Music, LATAM, YouTube/Google Play (Brazil), Dina LaPolt, President, LaPolt Law (USA), Scarlett Li, Head of Music, China Media Capital & Zebra Media (China), Helen Smith, Executive Chair, IMPALA (Belgium), Leila Cobo, Executive Director, Latin Content & Programming, Billboard (USA), Shirley Halperin, Executive Director, Variety (USA), Mayna Nevarez, CEO, Nevarez Communications (USA)

    To help empower women in the music industry, we recently have joined Keychange programme with Midem's 50:50 gender balance pledge to feature at least one woman per conference panel by 2022.

    Alongside the conference programme, they will discuss current and future initiatives to empower their contributions to the music industry during the special brunch & speed meeting organised with Women in Music. Stay tuned for more info.

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  • Midem 2018 Conference Tracks

    Midem Keynotes

    An exclusive opportunity to hear leading international music industry players share their vision on where the music business is heading.

    Midem Summits

    The Streaming, Live (in association with Pollstar), Copyright & Legal Summits (in association with IAEL) are your passport to business intelligence on key industry topics.

    Worldwide Village

    Unique insights on how to grow your business internationally by exploring the opportunities in music markets. New this year: the launch of the African Forum.

  • Cash Factory

    Concrete tools and innovative ways of monetising music through panels and case studies on Music & Brands, Film/TV Music, Sync, Marketing & Talent Development.

    Music Lab

    The stage where Midemlab Start-Up Competition finalists and leading innovation companies present exciting solutions to take your business to the next level.

  • New in the 2018 Conference Programme

    From the Midem African Forum to the Streaming & Live summits, along with the Film/TV Music track, we have a lot in store for Midem 2018!
    Check out the programme and discover the newly created conference tracks!


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  • Global Sync and Brand Summit

    Pitch your music to buyers from film, TV, gaming, agencies and brands for consideration in licensing opportunities. The Global Sync & Brands Summit is organised in association with A&R Worldwide/MUSEXPO
    Apply now!

  • Global Sync & Brands Summit Music Supervisors

  • Call for Speakers

    At Midem, we host speakers in talks, panels, summits and workshops. Speakers can be industry leaders, artists, founders, tech pioneers, digital influencers or journalists... as long as you have a great story you would like to share with the music industry!
    Feel like sharing your musicbiz secrets? Fill in the form with your details, and our teams will review your submission and get back to you!

    Midem 2018 Call for Speakers

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